WONG MAYE-E / ASSOCIATED PRESS
North Korean Missile Launch Fails, and a Show of Strength Fizzles
The missile, which “blew up almost immediately,” was launched from near a submarine base on North Korea’s east coast.
The failure was a deep embarrassment for Kim Jong-un, who may have been trying to demonstrate his country’s expanding might amid rising tensions with the United States.
Brotherhood falls asunder at the touch of fire!
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not coloured like his own, and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.